From September we will be inviting F24 and F24+ teams to apply for two of our awards that are up for grabs on race day.
The Siemens digital award and The IET Engineering award are the two awards that teams are now invited to apply for.
All you need to do to apply for these awards is to email Laura (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the heat you are entering, stating your organisation name, vehicle name and which heat you will be entering, along with a short paragraph explaining why you should be considered for the award.
As previously announced, we are introducing a race for F24+ and Corporate Challenge teams on the 10th October, the Saturday of the International Final weekend. The race will run in a different format to a normal F24+ race of a 60 minute race. Race Control will randomly draw an amount of laps for the race, between 50 – 70 minutes worth of laps, and the team to compete the distance first wins.
The lap race does not count towards the F24+ Championship table, but there will still be trophies to fight for!
This year we have a couple of exciting additions to the International Final, not only are we adding a second day to event but we are also including an International Kit Car Final race. The Kit Car final will be taking place on Saturday 10th October. We are inviting all teams with a Kit Car to compete as we wanted Kit Car teams to get the taste of competing at the International Final.
Two of the fantastic students from Parkstone Grammar School, Tasha and Catherine, will be hosting an evening explaining about their Greenpower Cars. The event will be taking place on 15th September from 18:00 –20:30 at Bournemouth University.
The last race before the mid-season break took place on Saturday 18th July– we were treated to a day full on sunshine. The event continues to be sponsored by Ford, who also hosts the event at their Ford Dunton Technical centre near Basildon and supply us with a large group of keen and helpful volunteers to help run the day’s racing.
Sunday 12th July was our annual Gathering of Goblins at Goodwood and it was (just) the biggest year yet, with 84 cars lining up on the grid, two more than in 2014, with over 1,000 children taking part and a record number of spectators – it was an event not to be missed. Despite the weather man not getting out order for sunshine, it was a fantastic (all be it slightly soggy) day.
The 2015 season really is in full swing now we have had the annual heat at Croft. The Croft heat is one of the last heats we have before all of you lucky schools get to break up for the summer holiday. Nestled in Yorkshire, Croft is one of our more famous tracks that the F24 and F24+ teams get to compete at. Only 2 weeks previously, The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) teams were occupying Crofts pit garages, the very same garages that the F24 and F24+ teams get to use.